Tenure-track Position in Peace and Social Justice

  • Full Time
  • Berea, KY
  • Applications have closed

Website Berea College

Tenure-track Position in Peace and Social Justice

Berea College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Peace and Social Justice Studies, beginning in August 2021. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the start of the appointment, preferably in Peace and Justice Studies or an associated discipline. Teaching expertise and research or professional experience in one or more of the following areas are strongly preferred: social movements, community organizing, and nonviolent action; peacebuilding and conflict transformation; restorative justice and carceral studies.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year, including introductory courses in Peace and Social Justice Studies and in the General Studies core curriculum, as well as advising duties. Commitment to the mission of Berea College, superior teaching, research, and mentoring of undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.

Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, two recent teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and three letters of recommendation to: https://tinyurl.com/y4v7kykt. Applicants should submit these materials by September 20, 2020. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of candidates will begin September 25, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and 76 countries. Berea College only admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours weekly. Washington Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 as the Best National Liberal Arts College in 2016, 2017, 2018, and the No. 1 College in the country in terms of affordability from 2016 to 2019. Berea’s recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Ohio and Knoxville, Tennessee. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

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